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Thursday, July 08, 2021 

TV's Superman of the 90s pans Marvel's shift to woke-ism with Captain America

Actor Dean Cain, who played the Man of Steel in the 1993-97 Lois & Clark, took issue on Fox News with Marvel's latest example of anti-Americanism on display in a Captain America miniseries:
Actor Dean Cain spoke out against the "woke-ism" raging through America in an interview on "Fox & Friends" Monday. The "Superman" actor responded to Marvel’s recent decision to politicize Captain America, saying he’s tired of "anti-Americanism."

Marvel is facing backlash for its latest comic, "The United States of Captain America," which says the American dream isn’t real.

Issue 1 of the new comic states: "…The first American dream is the one that isn't real. It's one some people expect to just be handed to them… When the truth is, it never really existed in the first place… other cultures. Immigrants… We're at our best when we keep no one out. A good dream is shared. Shared radically. Shared with everyone. When something isn't shared, it can become the American lie."

The former "Superman" TV star said it appears the "cool, the fashionable thing to do is to bash America and to hate America."

"I am on the exact opposite side of the fence. I love this country. It's not perfect. We are constantly striving for a more perfect union, as we all know. But I believe she's the most fair, equitable country ever with more opportunity than anyone's ever seen. And that's why people are clamoring to get here from all over the globe," he added.

Cain said wokeness is becoming pervasive, affecting the media, actors, and celebrities and indoctrinating children in schools.
And this is how Marvel chose to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Avenger, along with the 4th of July. This was also brought up by Doug Ernst at the Wash. Times:
Another point in the story features a character who, standing next to Captain America, suggests that Sam Wilson, a Black character, is more representative of all Americans.

“Wow, Sam Wilson,” the character says. “Two Captain Americas for the price of one. Can’t tell you how much it means to meet both of you. You fight for everyone. I mean … everyone.”
Basically, this is implying skin color, not personality, qualifies oneself for representing the USA. But then, it's become pretty apparent meritocracies were thrown away to suit political agendas at all costs, and all by leftists who think they inherently know better. When the writers of the book speak of sharing, do they mean sharing wealth, rather than earning it? That's another example of how pervasive socialism's become, and now we're seeing the results.

Some pictorial excerpts from United States of Capt. America at Bounding Into Comics include the following:
Besides the parts blabbering about unreal beliefs, they made sure to inject a little something about "jingoism". That's basically the liberal dismissal of patriotism, and an awfully tasteless one at that.

The leftists in the press decided they found it offensive somebody would take issue with the direction, and a most telling example would have to be Rich Johnson at Bleeding Cool, who said:
Over the weekend, Bleeding Cool reported on what were blatant lies published by The Washington Times over the latest United States Of Captain America comic published by Marvel Comics. Well, it seems that Fox News has been happy to go along with those lies – and so was Dean Cain. It is not clear if anyone actually read the comic book they were commenting about. Fox News has stated that "Marvel is facing backlash for its latest comic, "The United States of Captain America," which says the American dream isn't real" when the comic book doesn't say that at all. It's like that the Washington Times headlined and Fox News copied, but not in the comic itself. [...]

Of course, the comic book is not on the opposite side of the fence to Dean Cain, it is just that Fox News and the Washington Times pretended it was by choosing to represent select panels, ignore those that contradict their take, and misquoting lines to justify their headlines. [...]
I find it difficult to understand why Johnson's calling it lies and accusing them of just relying upon "select panels", without providing any material from the miniseries to prove why a more favorable viewpoint wasn't kept out. And even if if there were a better one to be found in this shambles, does that make the Chomskyite put-down acceptable? Nope. Point: Steve Rogers was exploited by the writers/editors as the mouthpiece, and Johnston is the media apologist. He really should consider calling himself J. Jonah Johnston, because he's got more in common with Spider-Man's media adversary, Jameson. Johnston makes no unambiguous attempt to explain why he thinks the Wash. Times, Fox and Cain are mistaken. All he does is claim they're "telling lies", and all because he doesn't like what right-wing patriots think. And Salon's approach to this was to say they're disturbed because it's political:
That said, yes, everything is political, but some things are, like, super political, and one such topic is Captain America, as depicted by both Marvel Studios and the comic books. All of Marvel is political, often telling stories about power, resistance, government secrets, weapons development, identity, and more — not to mention having input and sign-off from the U.S. military for some movies.

But all of this is news on Tuesday to anchors and guests on an outraged Fox News segment, horrified by what they perceived as the sudden politicization of a superhero named *checks notes* Captain America. Fox News' outrage was prompted by Marvel Comics' new "United States of Captain America" miniseries, in which Steve Rogers will question the concept of the American Dream.
See, this too is a now classic obfuscation of the real problem: it's not that the story is political per se, but that it depicts American patriotism and nationalism negatively in almost every way possible. Of course the smart person knows there were allusions to politics in Golden/Silver/Bronze Age material of the past, but back then, it's not like the writers were as forcibly partisan as they've become today. Even past Capt. America stories could see him speaking critically of the country in cases where he thought injustices were taking place, but it wasn't forced and contrived like what you see today.

Cain wasn't even the only one who took issue with this atrocity. Actor Kevin Sorbo followed suit:
Actor Kevin Sorbo slammed Hollywood culture for reaching "new levels of insanity" Thursday, in response to an upcoming Marvel Comics mini-series that calls the American Dream the "American lie."

The "Captain America" spinoff titled "The United States of Captain America" will center around the idea that the American Dream "isn’t real," and "never really existed," according to Marvel.

"We keep reaching new levels of insanity," Sorbo told "Varney & Co." and he added that ''America is a great country. This is just another example of lies from the left." [...]

The actor claimed promoting anti-American sentiment in mainstream media and entertainment creates more division, especially in younger generations.

"Walt Disney said back in the 1950s… movies and television will influence our youth," Sorbo pointed out. "Look at what's going on in the streets across America today, especially in all the blue states and the blue cities, and all the anger and hate and violence going on out there."
Of course, that anarchy now prevailing in cities like Portland, Oregon is exactly what'll tragically bring the country down. All because there's ignoramuses in entertainment who couldn't care less. That's one of the reasons why you won't see Cap taking on movements like Antifa any more than you'll see him actually combatting Islamic terrorism unapologetically. Political correctness practically ruined the possibilities long ago, and now, the people in media who'd once be willing to avoid such issues and turn a blind eye to their infiltration are now running the asylum, ensuring that so long as mainstream creations remain in the hands of such phonies, it'll never happen again.

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